Carol Rose

USA; lawyer and exec. director, Mass. American Civil Liberties Union

A lawyer and journalist, Carol Rose has spent her career advocating for human rights and civil liberties both in the United States and abroad. She has served as the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts since 2003, leading a team of Directors and staff of lawyers, communications experts, field organizers, as well as supporters, volunteers, and card-carrying ACLU members, to defend and strengthen civil rights and civil liberties for all people. She also serves as a Director at the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, and previously served as a Trustee with the Institute of Current World Affairs and the Public Media Foundation. Prior to leading the ACLU of MA, Carol worked as an attorney in private practice at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, where she specialized in First Amendment and media law, intellectual property, and civil rights cases. Before that, she spent a decade as a newspaper reporter, writing for The New York Times, the Des Moines Register, United Press International, and as a Fellow with the Institute for Current World Affairs, with reporting stints in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Israel/WestBank/Gaza, and Washington, DC . She is a graduate of Stanford University (BSc), London School of Economics (MSc) and Harvard Law School (JD). She is passionate about live music and the arts. She is honored to serve on the jury for the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.

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